Da Nang Travel Guide

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Da Nang

Telephone Code: 0511

Da Nang is Vietnam’s fourth largest city and a deep seaport in Central Vietnam. Located haft-way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the city is famous for its ideal natural scenes with many great sightseeing: Ba Na Hills, Marble mountains and Golden Bridge.

When to go

Except for the periods of heavy monsoons Da Nang is still often drenched with almost as much sun as rain, and this makes for a desirable year round getaway. The city’s average temperature is about 26ºC, rising to 28-30ºC from June to August and cooling to 18-23ºC from December to February.

Getting there

Air Two flights daily from Hanoi, return tickets about $71. The airport is 3km from the city center. Vietnam Airlines in Da Nang is at 35 Tran Phu, tel: 821-130

Train Four trains daily from Hanoi, tickets about $44. Da Nang railways station is at 122 Hai Phong, tel: 823-810

Bus Services to the north and south and other destinations in the central region. The bus station is at 33 Dien Bien Phu.

Highlights

  • Marble Mountains – made up of five stone hills that were once islands and each filled with its own caves and grottoes.
  • Hai Van Pass – This was the ancient boundary between Vietnam and the Champa kingdom during the 15th century.
  • Dien Hai Citadel – was formerly known as Dien Hai Fortress built in 1813 in the 12th year of Gia Long’s reign by Da Nang’s river.
  • Ba Na Hills – Ba Na – Nui Chua, 1,487m high with a slope of 25ºC – 35ºC is situated 40 km west of Da Nang’s city center.

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